Monday, April 1, 2013

Painting on Balsa Wood. . .

A jaunt through Hobby Lobby the other day made me think of a new substrate to try for one of my girls - Balsa.  It comes in 6" x 36" in the model section of the store. 
Balsa seemed like a pretty porous material so I started with a coat of clear gesso that was sanded once dry then lightly sketched a girl on a 6" square piece of wood. 
She is painted with NeoColor crayons and Panpastels.  LOVE how the woodgrain shows through!
Linking to Creative Every Day,

15 comments:

Paulette said...

Michelle, this is awesome. Love the texture of the woodgrain. I've got a drawer full of wood pieces my son-in-law gave me. he is a woodworker. I am going to make wooden dolls, but, I might have try a face on noe piece too!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Melanie said...

It turned out so beautyfull.
Liefs, Melanie

alarmcat said...

wow!!! she looks amazing. the grain of the wood is perfect...i never would have thought about balsa wood!

clare said...

what a fabulous surface to work on, love the texture it create especially on the skin tone. x

Michelle Guest said...

Ohhhhh! Beautiful! I'm going to try this...

Michelle Guest said...

Ohhhhh! Beautiful! I'm going to try this...

rachel27b said...

I love this picture! The grain of the wood makes such an interesting background.
Rachel

Deborah said...

gorgeous!

lorik said...

I like the horizontal (MoM) entry best - and the curvy, flowing shapes. And I always like your dots!!
Thank you for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

aimee said...

your art + balsa wood = stunning! absolutely beautiful effect.

maria said...

It's gorgeous! The linky for OYGIF is now open. Hope you could join us too.

Plumrose Lane said...

She is simply gorgeous! I find her eyes and lips to be the most captivating~♥
Best~
Sharon

Janet said...

This is so cool!

MaiThreeBoyz said...

this is so beautiful. you are very artistic! the wood grain adds character the face.

veronica said...

she is beautiful! love those eyes, and lips too!